Yatra Kailash Mansarovar

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Best time to Visit
April to Sept.

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Mount Kailash is in western Tibet is a mountain commonly sacred to Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bonpos, those adherents of ancient animistic beliefs. In Sanskrit, it is called "Mt. Meru or Sumeru", In Hindi,"Kailash or Crystal Shinning". To Tibetans it is Kang Rimpoche or the "Precious Jewel of Snow". It rises from the shores of the sacred Mansarovar Lake (4600 m) soaring to 6723m.

There is more than enough reasons to call Mt. Kailash the holiest of all the holy peaks. Not only it is believed to be the abode of Hindu God Shiva, but also it is the Center of Spiritual Cosmos. To the Jains the Mt. Kailash is the site where their first prophet achieved enlightenment. An ancient religion Bon has a legend that its founder Shanrap was descent from heaven to the top of Mt. Kailash. For Buddhist it is the Precious Jewel Peak where pilgrims take the journey to attain enlightenment. Substantial historical significances, legends and myths are connected to this most sacred and sublime destination in Asia. Over the centuries pilgrims have constantly been braving their way to Mt. Kailash in order to attain spiritual enlightenment despite the harsh weather and frequent bandits attack in the gone days. The journey/yatra itself burns out the sins collected in one's lifetime.

Manasarovar Lake is a freshwater lake in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China 940 kilometres from Lhasa (Tibet). To the west of Lake Manasarovar is Lake Rakshastal, toward the north is Mount Kailash. You won't be surprised to find yourself renewed person after your lifetime journey. A drop of water from beautiful and serene Lake Manasarovar, which lies 30 km further from Mt. Kailash. According to the Hindu religion, the lake was first created in the mind of the Lord Brahma after which it manifested on Earth. Hence, in Sanskrit it is called "Manas sarovara", which is a combination of the words manas (mind) and sarovara (lake). As per Hindu theology, Lake Manasa Sarovar is a personification of purity, and one who drinks water from the lake will go to the Abode of Lord Shiva after death. He is believed to be cleansed of all his sins committed over even a hundred lifetimes.

Like Mount Kailash, Lake Manasa Sarovar is a place of pilgrimage, attracting religious people from India, Nepal, Tibet and the neighboring countries. Pilgrims come to take ceremonial baths in the cleansing waters of the lake. Lake Manasarovar is relatively round in shape with the circumference of 88 kilometres and its surface area is 320 square kilometres (120 sq mi). It is connected to nearby Lake Rakshastal by the natural Ganga Chhu channel. Manasarovar is near the source of the Sutlej River which is the easternmost large tributary of the Indus. Nearby are the sources of the Brahmaputra River, the Indus River, and the Karnali River (Ghaghara), an important tributary of the Ganges River. The lake has a few monasteries on its shores, the most notable of which is the ancient Chiu Gompa Monastery built on a steep hill, looking as if it has been carved right out of the rock.

The entire area echoes with spiritual vibrations. Even the agnostics shall discover new Balance amidst that fathomless serenity. One has to experience it. It is widely believed that those who are ordained only could be there.

This is a suggested tour. It can be tailor-made to suit your requirements. Please contact us for a tailor made tour

Tour Itinerary

Day 01
Arrive Kathmandu: Airport pickup and transfer to Hotel. A short briefing about Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 02
Visit PashupatinathMandir& Fly to Nepalgunj: In the afternoon packing and preparation for the trip and fly to Nepalgunj by domestic air transfer to Hotel. Stay at Hotel.

Day 03
Fly to Hilsa& Drive to Taklakot: Early morning flight to Simikot (3500m). Rest for few hours and take Helicopter to Hilsa. From there drive to Taklakot. Stay at Guest House.

Day 04
Acclimatization: Stay free for acclimatization.

Day 05
Drive to Manasarovar Lake (4560m) You will see your first view of Mount Kailash and Mansarovar lake after 3 hrs drive (90 kms) Take holy bath and perform Puja, Parikarma of Mansarovar lake. Stay at Mansarovar lake side Lodge.

Day 06
Visit Asthapad, Nandi parvat& Trek to Dirapuk: It is almost 20 minutes drive to reach Asthapad. From Asthapad you can see a best & closest view of Mount Kailash. After short drive, we will reach Tarboche and visit Yamdwar. This is starting point for Kora. We will trek to Dirapuk (4860 m) which is 12 kms trek (5-6 hrs). The 55km trek around Mt.Kailash. Yatris who do not want to trek around Kailash can go back to Darchen /Mansarovar. Stay at the Lodge.

Day 07
On to Zuthulphuk with Trek to Dolma La Pass: Trek from Dirapuk to Dolma La Pass to Zuthulpuk (4760 m) 22 km trek (7-8 hours trek) . This is the most difficult journey throughout the yatra since you have to trek up to the 18,600 ft. From descend to Gaurikund and further trek along with the river to Zuthulpuk. Stay at the Lodge (Zutul-puk).

Day 08
Drive to Taklakot: After short Trek (2 hrs), we will drive to TaklakotViaDarchen (4560m). Stay at the Lodge.

Day 09
Drive to Hilsa& Fly back to Kathmandu: Early morning drive to Hilsa - Nepalgunj/ Surkhet and fly back to Kathmandu (or proceed to Lucknow by Road.)

Day 10
Transfer to Airport for onward journey

All dates are tentative; we reserve all rights to make any necessary changes. Do contact us if you require further information or clarifications.